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Fallout 76: Bethesda upset fans again with their response to $200 collector’s edition issues

Published: 29/Nov/2018 15:01 Updated: 29/Nov/2018 15:19

by Matt Porter

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Fallout 76 fans who purchased the special Power Armor edition of the game are upset with Bethesda for their way of apologizing after an item included in the pack didn’t match the original description.

Art released by Bethesda showed a canvas West Tek duffel bag included in the special edition, alongside a wearable Power Armor helmet and other collectibles. However, when Fallout fans received their packages, it soon became clear that the bags weren’t canvas as originally shown, but rather had been made of a cheaper nylon material.

Players were clearly unhappy about this, and began messaging Bethesda’s help desk hoping to find a resolution to the issue, but were shocked by the responses they received.

The media for the Power Armor edition states that the bag will be made of canvas.

One player with the Twitter handle AllGamesDelta received a message from Bethesda’s customer service team that stated the bag shown in media was a “prototype”, and that they weren’t “planning on doing anything about it.”

The excuse that Bethesda gave was equally frustrating for fans. Apparently, the original bag was “too expensive to make.”

On Wednesday, November 28, Bethesda released a tweet that stated they: “understood and respected that there is disappointment with the bag in the Power Armor edition,” and instructed fans to contact Bethesda Support with their proof of purchase, when they would be granted 500 Atoms to their in-game account.

However, this created more anger among the community, as 500 Atoms equates to just $5, while the special edition set cost $200. Many players who have ordered the Power Armor edition want refunds as the product they received isn’t the product they ordered, and they believe 500 Atoms isn’t close to being enough to make up for the problem.

This is the latest in a long line of issues that Bethesda have had to face since the release of Fallout 76, a game which has been plagued by glitches and other problems. The developers were forced to release a massive patch just days after its November 14 release in an attempt to fix the problems.

Bethesda are yet to respond to the outpouring of criticism they have received from Fallout fans over the 500 Atoms, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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Fallout TV show coming to Amazon Prime

Published: 2/Jul/2020 18:49 Updated: 2/Jul/2020 19:31

by Alan Bernal

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Bethesda Game Studios and Amazon are creating a Fallout TV series based off of the developer’s legendary RPG.

The studio is working with producers at Kilter Films Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the minds behind HBO’s critically acclaimed series Westworld, Bethesda announced. Amazon has licensed the rights to the Fallout franchise, paving the way for a full series commitment from the entertainment giant.

“Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time… So we’re incredibly excited to partner with Todd Howard and the rest of the brilliant lunatics at Bethesda to bring this massive, subversive, and darkly funny universe to life with Amazon Studios,” Joy and Nolan said in a joint statement.

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Amazon and Westworld creators are teaming up for a Fallout TV show.

Kilter and Amazon have an overall deal that will see them bring multiple shows to the Prime Video service. The Fallout series is reportedly in the development stages.

The world of Fallout and the miniature stories within the main campaigns of the titles give the producers a rich catalogue of lore and characters that could be integrated into series of their own.

“Fallout is an iconic global franchise, with legions of fans worldwide and a rich, deeply compelling storyline that powers it. And Jonah and Lisa are the perfect storytellers to bring this series to life,” Chief Operating Officer and Co-Head of Television at Amazon Studio, Albert Cheng said.

While the announcement confirms that a full show is in the works, Executive Producer at Bethesda Todd Howard has been looking to make a show on Fallout for quite some time.

“Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen,” Howard said. “But it was clear from the moment I first spoke with Jonah and Lisa a few years ago, that they and the team at Kilter were the ones to do it right.”

The name of the series is currently being referred to only as ‘Fallout,’ though that can change depending on the development of the show.

Details for the upcoming series are scarce as the studio ended their brief announcement teaser with the test pattern that’s been synonymous with the Fallout series that reads: “Please stand by.”